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An Afternoon with the Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Whether you are a novice or an aficionado, this series will inspire your appreciation of opera and music in general.

Fayetteville Public Library proudly presents an Afternoon with the Composer featuring the great Giuseppe Verdi. This second in a series of three lecture recitals offers excerpts from his operas La Traviata and Rigoletto, as well as an interview with Verdi.

Dr. Hyun Kim will perform alongside Theodore Rulfs and gifted singers from Arkansas. This multimedia musical event offers aficionados and novices an inspiring view into the world of opera and music.



Dr. Hyun Kim is a pianist, vocal coach, conductor, and educator who regularly collaborates with prominent orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera companies, and music festivals throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe.  Kim has taught at Miami University, Metropolitan State University, and University of Colorado Boulder. Currently, Dr. Kim is a music professor at the University of Arkansas and the music director of UA opera. She recently conducted Hansel and Gretel, Speed Dating Tonight, and Signore Deluso. Her opera credits include Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Colorado, Seattle Opera, Bayview Opera, Sarasota Opera, Boulder Opera, Soo Opera, Korea National Opera, and Lucca Opera Festival in Italy.

Juilliard-trained opera singer, actor, and director Theodore Rulfs enjoyed studies with Alberta Masiello and Luciano Pavarotti in New York. He had interpretation classes at the Rome Academy in Italy with Giuseppe Di Stefano. Rulfs has appeared in title roles such as Verdi’s Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Macbeth, as well as the baritone leads in Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Otello in theaters across Europe, including the German National Theaters in Mannheim and Weimar, Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He has also featured in the works of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Giordano, and Leoncavallo in numerous Italian opera performances throughout Europe and the United States.


Verdi:  Additional Resources





Upcoming Afternoon with the Composer events: 

  • November 20, 2:00 PM: showcasing Richard Wagner


AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Entertainment |

TAGS: | opera | music | lecture |

Fayetteville Public Library
Phone: 479-856-7000

Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Fri, May 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting: 408 Adult Classroom

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication & Robotics Lab
This event is full

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CFI: J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication & Robotics Lab

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting: Ziegler Reception Room

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room